Spindle Welding

Clark125

Member
Messages
116
Reaction score
0
Ok so I need some advice, the spindles on my kart need to be cut off and replaced with longer ones. What’s the cheapest/safest/best approach to doing it including tools needed?

Thanks
 

Smerft85

Member
Messages
880
Reaction score
13
Location
Southern Colorado
Post a picture or two, all depends on the application. May be a possibility to make entirely new ones if you are decent with a welder, I've built my own and saved the $20 and they hold up just fine.
 

anickode

Active member
Messages
2,296
Reaction score
7
Location
S.E. Michigan
Couple grade 5 fine thread bolts, a way to ensure they're welded at the right angle, relative to both the steering arm and camber (if your kart has any camber, that is). That's about it. Weld, then let it air cool. Do not quench till it's below 500°.

I say grade 5 because the higher alloy of grade 8 is more prone to cracking at the weld if not done properly.
 

Clark125

Member
Messages
116
Reaction score
0
Here’s a few pictures. Clearly the rim is too long for the spindle. I noticed bmi has a spindle kit with a 6” bolt. I guess something like that would work for the front but what options are there for the dead axle in the back?
 

Attachments

  • CE747101-1CA8-499C-B8E0-7EA008FE9CF3.jpg
    CE747101-1CA8-499C-B8E0-7EA008FE9CF3.jpg
    648.8 KB · Views: 3
  • A850E743-EB90-4601-A3EC-01E6648C2F96.jpg
    A850E743-EB90-4601-A3EC-01E6648C2F96.jpg
    348.6 KB · Views: 2
  • 96B3F89F-90C3-41B5-8D44-80BD1B4B81CD.jpg
    96B3F89F-90C3-41B5-8D44-80BD1B4B81CD.jpg
    422.3 KB · Views: 2
  • B0C529E7-CAE0-4B4F-BA23-6FCA622F0991.jpg
    B0C529E7-CAE0-4B4F-BA23-6FCA622F0991.jpg
    366.2 KB · Views: 3
  • DD35E11A-C5E8-4B65-BD98-6A1EDE94AEDE.jpg
    DD35E11A-C5E8-4B65-BD98-6A1EDE94AEDE.jpg
    428.9 KB · Views: 3

Clark125

Member
Messages
116
Reaction score
0
Found these on the BMI site. Will something like this work to just replace the entire thing?
 

Attachments

  • F1295356-F1C8-4F0F-B6F7-0938AA6C3280.jpg
    F1295356-F1C8-4F0F-B6F7-0938AA6C3280.jpg
    61.2 KB · Views: 4
Top